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Zo D'AXA

French Zo D'AXA

born Alphonse GALLAUD DE LA PEROUSE

French adventurer, anti-militarist, satirist and journalist

Source :  Yves GUILLEMINEAU

Born: on May 24, 1864 in Paris, France
Died: on August 30, 1930 in Marseille, France


Biography

D'Axa was a cavalryman but deserted to Belgium and was exiled to Italy in 1889. There he ran an ultra-Catholic newspaper and seduced the native womenfolk. According to popular myth, d'Axa during his time in Italy was hesitating between becoming an anarchist or a religious missionary when he was accused (wrongfully, he contended) of insulting the Empress of Germany, and was made an anarchist by the subsequent legal proceedings against him.

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- Category Author, Journalist